Saturday, October 6, 2012

Le Mysterieux Carnival

It's time! So follow me ..
For a walk by the creek where summer still lingers in the canyons. Splash, splash, over rocks and up the path to a forgotten meadow...

Where an old building slowly crumbles into the hills, what an adventure! Inside, the evening light catches a gleam of purple on the floor - what is it? A piece of fabric covering a small box, which opens easily and out fly tiny butterflies, an odd fragrance fills the air, like the smell of pepper and poppies and a tiny, exotically dressed lady dances and twirls to an unseen flute. "Pick up the ticket, it's for you!" she says.

As my hand touches the silver ticket, the room fades and is replaced by a strange sight...
"Come along - I've been waiting for you. Hurry up! The show is starting!"
"Who are you? What show?"
"Hurry! And don't forget your ticket."
He took off down the path and as there was no place else to go, I followed. He stopped when we reached this - in the middle of the path.

"Go on in."
"How?" The man in the green hat turned around and went back the way we came.
"Follow me" said the man in the overcoat. He took my hand and we walked right through. There were side shows...

That looks kinda creepy. Wait - I know her..

This looks like fun!

Truly amazing!

This I had to see, take a closer look...
The elephant flew out and ate peanuts from my hand! Prof. Snodgrass said the elephant and cat are friends and they always perform together.

There was cotton candy and calliope music and the smell of popcorn, and well, I don't remember it all. As gray dawn filled the sky and birds twittered, I found myself in the old building - a small box and purple fabric beside me. This time the box didn't open. But I was right - what an adventure.

If this sounds spooky and unnatural and not your cup of tea, well, turn on the lights and close the book. But if you peek in old buildings looking for purple magic gleaming in the corner - leave a comment and you may be asked to "Pick up the ticket, it's for you". May your box of magic always open when you need it!
Many thanks to our hosts - Frosted Petunias and Incipient Wings.
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Jorgelina said...

Very fun!
Happy autumn!

DogsMom said...

Magical indeed! My eyes will be searching for unexpected tickets!

Moonlyf said...

Fantastic fairy elephant and I love your concept! Thank you for your topsy turvy post. :-)

Linda Wildenstein said...

how magickally the saying goes. This is a wonderful post of a fabulous adventure, thank you for letting me come along. Oma Linda

Sandi said...

What fun! I enjoyed your Carnival.


Magical........fantastic images :)

Come visit me in my woods :)

Gypsy Sisita

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this was wonderful, what a great carnival, Love Hazelxo

beverly e said...

What a fun adventure... Loved the photos!

Isabelle Thornton said...

Cool box, love the pics!
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Victoria said...

This post was definitely my cup of tea. I love your story and the photos, especially the cat and the elephant.


Victoria from Brushstrokes

Angela said...

I really enjoyed your carnival :-) The atmospheric pics and images were awesome! I'm a new follower and look forward to seeing more of your lovely blog!


bluemuf said...

Great adventure, loved the butterfly elephant.


hyacinthnoir said...

Beautiful artwork. And I love your collages.

Tami Von Zalez said...

I liked the embellished jewelry box!

Flutter Before You said...

Loved your Carnival! So magical and a shher delight! Hope you get a chance to hop over to my Carnival too:) Hugs~ Susan

Lynn Stevens said...

What a magical carnival. Love all those cool images. Now I'll be looking for that ticket.

Debi said...

great collages :-) great carnival post, I love the fairy elephant x Debi x

Poeticthnkr said...

I enjoyed the entrance into your carnival world! It was a wonderful and magical visit.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

FIrst of all, I love your ticket. It is so pretty! I also like your "sideshows." Such stunning imagery! Pretty photography, too.

Ricki Jill

bobbie said...

A wonderful journey ~ thanks for asking us along! Your box is beautiful ~

Fallingladies said...

Love the wondrous box an the fairy elephant!

Susan said...

Truly enchanting! Loved all your photos and the fairy elephant!! how adorable :)
please come visit my booth!


Jennifer said...

Oh my this IS magical. The picture with the sky and the ringmaster. What a dream of a man! Spooky places to visit. I'm intrigued.

Frosted Petunias said...

What a beautiful and magical carnival! I'm in love with the little fairy elephant and your sweet ticket goes perfectly with everything. I also love your blog banner! Thank you for creating this and coming to the haunted woods :)


Shadow said...

Awesome post! Very cool box! I love it! I love spooky things. :) Thanks for sharing! Happy Halloween! :)

Pandora said...


Incipient Wings said...

I'm also in love with that elephant!
What a cutie
The ticket and box are gorgeous!
Thank you for sharing your magical carnival with us:)

Wendy said...

What a charming and enchanted carnivale. I loved all of it, but my favorite was Professor Snodgrass and his Fairy elephant. I so adore elephants. Thank you
I am running a little late for my party but I would love for you to visit.

Wishes and Whimsy
Wendy from Wonderland